Employment Law in New Mexico

You can get your problem resolved

Ensuring that you are fairly treated at work, and getting the compensation you deserve if you are not, are top priorities at Pia Gallegos Law Firm, P.C. in Albuquerque. Employment lawyer Pia Gallegos has extensive knowledge of the state and federal statutes that protect you from harassment, discrimination and retaliation,  and she knows how to put those laws to work for you. Ms. Gallegos aggressively enforces the provisions of employee handbooks, holding employers accountable for the rules and regulations they promise to their personnel.


If you and your fellow employees are non-managerial and non-professional, you are entitled to overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a work week. Pia Gallegos Law Firm P.C., can file a class action lawsuit on your behalf to get you the back pay, liquidated damages and attorney fees you deserve.


If you are harassed at work due to your gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or for any other reason, Pia Gallegos Law Firm, P.C. gets the harassment to stop. Ms. Gallegos also seeks financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Whether you are harassed by your employer or by other employees, your employer can be held responsible for the unjust behavior and may be liable for damages.


Workplace discrimination occurs in numerous forms. You may be fired, unfairly denied employment opportunities, refused equal treatment, or passed over for promotion. Discrimination may be based on factors including your:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Sexual Identity
  • Spousal Affiliation

Pia Gallegos Law Firm, P.C. gets her clients compensation for instances of employment discrimination. Ms. Gallegos is experienced in litigating federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) cases and knows how to handle the most serious violations of your rights.


You should feel confident in your ability to confront wrongdoing at your workplace without fear of retaliation. Pia Gallegos Law Firm, P.C helps you get justice when your employer retaliates against you for exercising your rights. Whistleblowers are often covered by federal statutes which Ms. Gallegos knows how to effectively enforce. She helps you get compensation for any retaliatory act by your employer, including harassment, isolation and wrongful termination.

Wrongful discharge

If you've been fired, you may wonder if your employer was within his or her rights to terminate your employment. A wrongful discharge, also known as retaliatory discharge, is one in which an employer has terminated an employee in violation of the legal rights of that employee. Although nearly every state has adopted the legal concepts of "employment at will," there are a number of exceptions which generally fall into the following:

  • Violations of public policy
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of implied contract
  • Breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing
  • Discrimination based on age, race, sex, disability, religion and/or national origin

If you're confused about termination laws, contact Pia Gallegos Law Firm, P.C. Ms. Gallegos will help you determine if you have a case.

Additional services

Pia Gallegos is one of the few New Mexico employment attorneys who handles cases before the federal Merit Systems Protection Board. She also helps you with problems such as:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime claims
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Denial of tenure
  • Class actions

Get relief from your employment problem in New Mexico

Fair treatment at work is your right, and Albuquerque employment lawyer Pia Gallegos helps you get justice.